Guildhall Chambers' commercial litigation team 'provides strength in depth from top to bottom', and 'the advice of its members is always strong and commercially driven'. Recent instructions include practice head Hugh Sims QC leading Jay Jagasia in MDW Holdings Ltd v Norvill & Norvill & Norvill, involving a claim regarding alleged breaches under a sale and purchase agreement concerning the sale of a drain-clearing business in 2015. James Wibberley is 'bright and effective, and strikes the right manner with the judge'; he regularly appears before the High Court in a broad range of contentious commercial work. Consumer credit and financial services specialist Lucy Walker is 'acutely aware of her strategy and tenacious in its pursuit'. The 'very responsive' John Churchill stands out as 'a future star of the bar in the making'.
Commercial litigation in Regional Bar
‘Excellent stable of talent for commercial litigation matters‘.
‘Excellent chambers with good strength in depth‘.
‘Very efficient and helpful‘.
‘They are quick to respond, flexible and pragmatic‘.
‘Supportive and attentive throughout. Joe Stayte has been particularly helpful. No request has seemed like too much trouble and his support has been invaluable‘.
‘Joe Stayte is very proactive‘.
‘Stephen Arnold is very helpful and pleasant‘.
St John's Chambers is 'a go-to set' for commercial litigation in the region and stands out for its 'excellent strength in depth', in the words of instructing solicitors. Leslie Blohm QC handles a range of contractual disputes, while the 'thorough and bright' James Pearce-Smith, who heads up the practice, acts for claimants and defendants across a broad spectrum of commercial litigation. The set is also home to Charlie Newington-Bridges, who is representing the claimant in a dispute concerning financing arrangements concerning several classic Aston Martin cars, including a rare DB4 worth over £1.5m.
‘An excellent set‘.
‘High quality counsel‘.
‘An accomplished clerking team‘.
‘Excellent. Friendly, efficient and always helpful‘.
‘Simon Lyons and Elizabeth Champion maintain high standards of service‘.
‘Simon Lyons is very personable and a strong communicator‘.